Definitions for: Animation


[n] general activity and motion
[n] the making of animated cartoons
[n] the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
[n] quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
[n] the property of being able to survive and grow; "the vitality of a seed"
[n] the condition of living or the state of being alive; "while there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"



Webster (1913) Definition: An`i*ma"tion, n. [L. animatio, fr. animare.]
1. The act of animating, or giving life or spirit; the state
of being animate or alive.

The animation of the same soul quickening the whole
frame. --Bp. Hall.

Perhaps an inanimate thing supplies me, while I am
speaking, with whatever I possess of animation.
--Landor.

2. The state of being lively, brisk, or full of spirit and
vigor; vivacity; spiritedness; as, he recited the story
with great animation.

Suspended animation, temporary suspension of the vital
functions, as in persons nearly drowned.

Syn: Liveliness; vivacity; spirit; buoyancy; airiness;
sprightliness; promptitude; enthusiasm; ardor;
earnestness; energy. See Liveliness.

Synonyms: aliveness, brio, invigoration, invigoration, life, liveliness, living, spiritedness, vitality, vivification, vivification

See Also: activating, activation, activeness, activity, activity, aliveness, animateness, being, beingness, chirpiness, cinematography, endurance, energizing, eternal life, existence, filming, life, life eternal, liveliness, liveness, motion-picture photography, skin, spirit, sprightliness, survival

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